Tignes as a resort caters for all standards of skiers as well as all types of people from families to groups and singles and couples.
The Espace Killy offers 300KM of piste stretching to Val d’Isere enabling the most experienced skiers to be kept happy over the course of the week finding challenging slopes whilst the beginners will progress from the lowest nursery slopes in the town quickly taking chair lifts to enjoy gentle blue runs in the mountains. With the skiing altitude of between 1500-3550m, you can be sure of fairly guaranteed snow due to the Grande Motte glacier.
For the non-skiing members of the family or group there are also ample activities to enjoy with wellness centres, outdoor ice-skating, dog-sledding or paragliding for the more adventurous.
Once the resort is chosen it’s important to find the right accommodation that suits you and the people you are travelling with.
There are various sub areas of Tignes; Le Lac, Le Lavachet and Les Brevieres – all of which have a different feel. Mark Warner [ski specialists with a portfolio of properties in snow sure resorts through the Alps in France, Italy and Austria] offer a choice of hotels in 2 of the best locations within the resort – The Aguille Percee in Tignes le Lac and the L’Ecrin Hotel in Val Claret both on Chalet style board basis – Breakfast, Afternoon tea and evening meals included.
Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin is the newest addition to the group on the outskirts of Tignes Val Claret. It resembles a ski lodge with a rustic feel and with just 56 rooms it doesn’t feel big and impersonal – although the public areas afford lots of space with log fires perfect for relaxing or socialising. The spa facility is a great way to rest those aching limbs after a day on the slopes.
Chalet Hotel L’Aguille Percee is in Tignes Le Lac region – which is just a 5 minute bus ride from Val Claret. This hotel is a similarly rustic charmed hotel just moments from the slopes, bars and restaurants of the resort. Recently undergone a £2.5m refurbishment, it now has new spa facilities to enhance the overall experience.
The qualities that set these hotels apart from others in the same resort aside of the location are the friendliness of the staff, childcare and sociability;
• The staff running the hotels are all British meaning there is no language barrier – many of them have been with the company for many years and go the extra mile every day to ensure that everyone has a great holiday.
• Fantastic childcare facilities are offered from the age of 12 months throughout the day even including evening crèches if required. They will take and pick up children from ski school, give them lunch and entertain them while the parents are skiing. Early dinners are laid on and there are specific babysitting services if the parents wish to leave the hotel of an evening.
• The social side is embraced by offering social skiing and social dining, meaning that anyone travelling as a couple or a single person need not worry about not having anyone to ski with or to dine with. The atmosphere is electric in both hotels as people plan and prepare for the day ahead or comparing stories at the end of the day.
• As an added benefit there is FREE Wifi for those busy people with business still to run or those that wish to access social media while away.
Whichever you choose, I’m sure that you will have a great ski holiday creating many memories to look back on as you plan your next trip away.